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  • Ascended Fanboy: He manifest a big desire to be a Driver before Pyra comes into his life. She's a practically a dream coming true for him.
  • Back From the Dead: Pyra brings Rex back to life by giving him half of her life force after he is killed by Jin.
  • Heroic Lineage: A more realistic take on the trope. He shares Addam's blood but he lived 5 centuries after him, so he is hardly the only guy who could unseal Pyra. However, his personality is said to be very similar to his ancestor for everybody old enough to know both.
  • Save the Villain: Goes to save Jin in the land of Morytha when sees having difficulty in getting rid of a monster.
  • Took a Level In Badass: He begins the game as a non-Driver that after acquiring his first Blade don't knows exactly how to use her power properly and often loses or have to run away from fighting. Xenoblade 2, aside of everything else, is a story about Rex becoming a better fighter.


  • Apologises a Lot: Sorry it's a very common adverb on her sentences, and Rex points it out at the beginning of chapter 4.
  • Badass Adorable: She is cute in looks and behaviour and also a very powerful Blade.
  • Cleavage Window: Pyra's armour has one, though her breasts are covered with some kind of black material.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Pyra also wears those.
  • Meaningful Name: Pyra, of course, comes from pyro, fire in ancient greek, and she is able to manipulate flames.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Pyra is very, uhm....endowed and her costume exposes her thighs, hips, part of her back and parts of her glutes as well. Though some optional Blades are more fanservicey, Pyra is definitively the canon character who delivers more fanservice.
  • Playing with Fire: Her powers allows her to create and manipulate flames as she wishes, and Rex can also do that as long he wields her blade. She does affirm isn't exactly fire though.
  • Redheaded Hero: Pyra, a redhead Living Weapon.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: The common tale told around Alrest is that she died after helping Addam five centuries ago.
  • Truly Single Parent: She was created by Mythra and from Mythra alone.


  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her main power involves summoning them from the sky, with the help of an unknown entity. Her actual power is still this, but it is revealed the entity is the very real Humongous Mecha Siren, who hoves around Alrest following her and is the one actually launching them, so the lasers aren't just coming from nowhere.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • She can predict her opponent's moves just like the Monado did that when Shulk wielded it. That's because both her, Shulk and Monado were created by Klaus.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's implied she feels envy from Rex seemingly liking more Pyra than her.
  • Ironic Name: As noted below, her name comes from a god whose name can means friend. She is by far the most unhelpful of the blades.
  • Meaningful Name: Mythra comes from Mitra, a god who was interpreted to be associated with light. More meaningfully. In ancient languages, Mitra also meant "friend" or "covenant, treaty, agreement, promise", and Rex makes a deal with her "shadow" so he can stay alive and she can be taken to Elysium.
  • Save the Villain: It's not a fan of this, and though she goes with Rex she says outright she doesn't like the idea.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The nearest the party have to one. She is very mean and treats Rex with contempt.
  • Truly Single Parent: She created Pyra and from her body and mind alone.
  • Tsundere: She likes Rex, but don't likes to tell it outright.


  • Cat Girl: Nia has cat ears and cat claws.
  • Jerkass With a Heart of Gold: Nia is a very unpleasant person to be around initially, but she has her moral limits that she's not willing to cross.
  • Token Good Teammate: Nia is this to Torna early in the game, until finally Malos gets annoyed enough to not care any more about keeping her on his side. Though she's still kind of a jerk and a snob, she mellows it significantly.



  • Badass Normal: He can't be a Driver, not in a normal sense. He is however very smart and once he manages to activate Poppi he can use her perfectly to drill his way through opposition. However, as the cutscene before his proper debut shows, he can create other gadgets to fight.
  • Science Hero: He creates his own weapons. Poppi is the most notorious example.
  • This Is a Drill: His weapon is a shield, but with a drill attached to it.


  • Badass Adorable: She was created to be exactly that by Tora's family: cute and strong.
  • Creepy Good: She basically threatens Nia when the latter asks of what her body is made of, saying that she would kill someone who knew that secret.
  • Servile Snarker: Often mocks Tora, and her Driver's annoyance at that shows that isn't just Brutal Honesty as one may assume. Not that surprising considering how Nopons talk.
  • Older Than They Look: Played with. She is born in the beginning of the game, but her childish way of speaking is just because she was created by Nopons that talk like that already. She isn't actually immature as the player may immediately assume.


  • Combat Pragmatist: Oh, so Obrona blocks the flux of ether in the air? No, problem, let's impale myself on my own weapons so the ether can flow using my body!
  • Genius Bruiser: He is a very experienced warrior. He defeats Rex not because his blade is specially powerful but because he thinks more strategically than Rex.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Vandham is a mercenary and reflects a lot about how opponents in a conflict may be Not So Different, and that even sometimes good guys get help from things considered "bad".
  • Hitman with a Heart: Cole implies he was that as freelancer mercenary. Desconstructed as he rarely got payment for that.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: He dies fighting Malos after teaching Rex alot about the reasoning of people of doing things, and his last words is urge for Rex to keep following his dreams no matter what.
  • Shipper on Deck: Believes Rex is helping Pyra because he is interested into her, but don't find that dishonourable at all.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Tells Rex he may invoke Screw This, I'm Outta Here and leave Pyra, since she is basically a conflict magnet. Rex is reluctant, what makes Vandham assume there is a deeper motivation for it.
  • The Big Guy: The most physically imposing Driver of the party.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Is the only natural Driver on the party that can't equip any other blades.


  • Walking Spoiler: The fact this character joins the protagonists isn't show in any trailers or promotional material, and it happens around the middle of the game.

Five's Blade

  • Walking Spoiler: The fact this character joins the protagonists isn't show in any trailers or promotional material, and it happens around the middle of the game.


  • BFS: Carries an abnormally large sword that don't helps him in any way once the fights with him actually start.
  • Eyepatch of Power: That was his intention of using it, giving the impression he is a powerful guy, but it fails completely once Pandoria says out loud he couldn't afford a second contact lens.



The main antagonists of the game, that hired Rex and other scavengers through Bana to retrieve Pyra, the Aegis. Outside of that, they're known for killing Drivers to take their Core Crystals.

In general

  • Dead Guy, Junior: In a bizarre case of this, they're named after Torna, a country was destroyed centuries ago, apparently by the Aegis himself.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: With the exception of Malos, all of the Drivers of Torna are Flesh Eaters, blades infused with human cells, with exception of Mikhail, who is instead a human infused with a blade's core crystal.
  • Kill All Humans: Akhos say that is Jin's objective, and therefore their objective, word by word.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Since with the exception of Malos they are all humans. It's revealed eventually most are blades, and only Mikhail is human.


  • Card-Carrying Villain: Openly calls himself a "wretched being".Just before the Final Boss fight.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He's The Dragon with a filial relationship with the hero/heroine who was artificially created, and manipulated into evil by the Big Bad.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Outlasts Jin and keeps doing what Jin ordered him to only well after Jin is dead but also changed his mind about destroying mankind.
  • Driven to Madness: His initial rampage was likey a result of absorbing his Driver's negative emotions.
  • Evil Counterpart: For some unexplanable reason, he turned into a monster as soon as Amalthus awakened him, totally different of Mythra that, despite her flaws, wants to do what is best for Alrest. Mythra speculates that Amalthus unintentionally turned him into this, and Malos outright tell Amalthus in a flashback he was going to kill humans indiscriminately because that is what his Driver wished.
  • Final Boss: Pilots Artifice Aion for the final story mode boss battle.
  • Foreshadowing: He is able to use abilities with "Monado" on their name in his second boss battle, hinting there is deeper connections between this game and the first one.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Amalthus awakened him and without restraint or remorse Maltos began to destroy Alrest, not obeying his Driver's orders at all. When fighting Amalthus later, however, Mythra speculates it were Amalthus' emotions that drove Malos' rampage, even if Amalthus himself couldn't control him.
  • Obviously Evil: Malos wears a dark-blue armor and has a scary humanoid monster as Blade.
  • The Dragon: He's The Brute of Torna and he is more focused on fighting the Aegis than Jin.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Despite being a Blade, he can wield other Blades like he was a Driver. He also don't obeys his own Driver, Amalthus, at all, and killing his Driver don't resets his memories. Much of these other traits are similar to Mythra, though Mythra isn't a Driver in gameplay.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: He is Amalthus' Blade, but he don't obeys him at all, starting a termination campaign against human beings for seemingly no reason, and his Driver couldn't do anything against it. Mythra later deduces Amalthus' hate towards mankind did come from Amalthus, but Amalthus never agreed to Malos' methods, at least not to a conscious level.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: It can cut through fire of a titan dragon.
  • Big Bad: Torna's actions put the plot in motion. Considering he's their leader, that makes him this trope.
  • Flash Step: Can do that without controlling a blade despite apparently being a human with no abnormal abilities.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The vision of Lora he sees before fighting the party for the last time could be really her spirit trying to make him give up on his murderous plans or just a manifestation of his own guilt.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Uses a grey mask over the top of his face.


Supporting Characters



  • Anti-Villain: The reason she wants Pyra is because she fears her Driver may end up using her to cause a disaster similar to what happended 500 years ago.
  • Bifauxnen: She have a very masculine voice and her clothes cover body completely. Thankfully, other characters make pretty clear she's a Lady.
  • Hero Antagonist: She is only doing her job and trying to take down fugitives.
  • Not So Different: From Rex. The cutscene after she and Brighid lose Rex and company implies she had the same concern as the boy: that someone would use Pyra as a weapon. That realization makes her give up on pursuing them, feeling the blade is in good hands already.


  • Combat Tentacles: His final form contains these.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Rex, since they're both drivers of Aegises with all the power it entails, but Rex's desire is the opposite of Amalthus. To drive the point further, Malos don't obeys Amalthus at all and is openly hostile to him while Mythra and Pyra seem to love Rex romantically. Flashbacks even reveal Malos followed the opposite path of Mythra: he was initially obedient to his Driver and then turned on him.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He gets very angry about Rex equaling him in power and breaking his control over other blades, saying he don't deserves it, and later dialogue implies he is actually envious of Rex, believing he is The Architect's Chosen One.
  • The Chosen One: Such thing doesn't exist in this game, but Amalthus' dialogue implies he believes Rex is this to the Architect.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Unleashed Malos on the world, but couldn't do anything to stop him. Later dialogue by Malos himself and Mythra imply Malos was simplying following Malos' subconscious will to destroy everything.
  • Walking Spoiler: Amalthus's actions are linked deeply to both flashbacks and the climax of the game, and let's leave it at that.
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